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Level 1: Health Minister Zweli Mkhize warns COVID-19 battle is not over

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize is warning South Africans that the battle against COVID-19 is not over yet.

South Africa moves to lockdown Alert Level 1 on Monday, with the easing of many more restrictions.

Mkhize says SA is not out of the woods and is urging people to comply with regulations.

Zweli Mkhize

“We are now searching for the vaccine, but before we get the vaccine, we can’t rest. South Africans need to know that level 1 isn’t like everything is over,” he said.

Mkhize also says there is still a risk of a second wave of COVID-19 infections.

“We have to make sure we take precautions. This COVID-19 can still resurge. We must not lose the message and be complacent.”

South Africans will have more freedom under Level 1 from Monday.

– Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

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The NICD has another Clinician Hotline to improve #COVID19 communication and support for healthcare providers. The Clinician Hotline is 0800 11 1131, operating 24 hrs. The Public Hotline is 0800 029 999 also operating 24hrs.

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Source: eNCA